Rent Miles (2016)

2.8 of 5 from 70 ratings
1h 24min
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Miles Walton (Tim Boardman), age 17, is biding his time until he can go away to college in Chicago and study filmmaking. His father passes away unexpectedly, revealing a secret affair with a local girl, which gutted their family savings. Miles can no longer afford to go to college. Desperate to get out of his small town, Miles finds the only remaining college scholarship in Chicago is to the Men's Volleyball team at Loyola University. Because his high school doesn't have a men's team, Miles tries out for the girl's team and head coach Leslie Wayne (Missi Pyle) accepts him on the team regardless of state regulations.
Meanwhile Miles's soft-spoken mother Pam (Molly Shannon) joins a local widow support group where she meets Lloyd O'Brien (Paul Reiser), the new school district Superintendent who fiercely opposes a boy on the girl's volleyball team. Miles' plans of attending College are threatened with suspension and he must fight against to chase his dreams of a better life.
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Matchbox Films
Comedy, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Sports & Sport Films
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Run Time:
84 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
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Patience Wins Through - Miles review by KW

Spoiler Alert

This film centres around Miles who is gay, wants to leave his home town to study film in Chicago, but has his plans derailed by the death of his father and his spending of Miles education fund to buy a new car for his Mistress. Forced to have to get a scholarship Miles enrolls for the volleyball team, which previously was women only, succeeds with the resultant backlash from the other teams. Through dogged determination with the help of his mother he wins through to be seen leaving for Chicago.

Good performances from the ensemble cast, for a film which very quickly drew you into it through to its acceptable ending.

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